|check out the view in the side mirror!|
The previously beautiful weather allowed me time to flit about to the thrift stores and my favorite antique mall. Believe it or not, I hadn't been since last November! So, let me share with you some of the goodies I found...
|loving maps of all genres ~ guess that's the teacher in me!|
|gorgeous sheet music|
|a jar of buttons that I really bought for its ground glass jar stopper|
|a special treat for the oh-so-patient dh who collects these creatures!|
|sweet little tin and tiny bottle|
|darling little sewing box|
|more printed goodies, including a dance card!|
|would you believe, $19??? Perfect for my first jewelry "trunk show!"|
Well, my wanderings were very fruitful, but they were stowed for the time being as other fish were waiting to be fried ~ March, April, and May are teeming with special events in our lives ~ Christening, First Holy Communion, Bridal Shower, and a dear friend's wedding ~ just to name a few!
I can now share a very special shower gift that was first shared by dear Nancy Roach for Lacey's bridal shower. You may have seen one before....it's a candle basket.
Here's what's so special about this candle basket:
You take a large basket...
Buy 9 pairs of candles... each pair signifying a special event in the newlyweds' life...
|check to be sure they all fit...|
|make the tags and begin assembling...|
|admire and photograph...|
|add matches and the special poem that explains the candles|
|Since our special bride is carrying a bouquet of vintage brooches, my girls thought it fitting to include one with the candle basket!|
Our Scrap Happy group met for our once a month 16 hr. marathon, and I managed to finish a bracelet...
I also finished bridal shower invitations for an upcoming April shower and rehearsal dinner invites, but none have gone out yet so they must wait for a future blog...
I've spent the past 48 hours frantically working on getting paperwork ready as I meet with our CPA on Wednesday. I'm always his last day client and usually his last appointment....procrastinate? Moi? lol!!
After Wednesday I'll be such a happy camper!
I hope your week is snow-less, warmer, "footloose and fancy free!" Spring really IS right around the corner. Thank you so much for being such a great friend and visiting with me today!